The Sunshine Coast Trail is located in the Powell River Region of the Sunshine Coast of BC. For unbelievable views, pristine wilderness and lakes and some of the best hiking in BC, this is the place to be. The trail can be hiked starting from Saltery Bay in the South (10 U 412311 5515273)or Sarah Point (10 U 368080 5547222)located North of Lund, but it is recommended you start in the North as you must get there by boat and there is limited access to water transportation on the north end.
The trail stretches 180 km from start to finish and consists of varying levels of difficulty from easy to difficult. It can be easily completed by experienced hikers without a problem. The trail starts at the Ocean and takes you into the Alpine Meadows and Lakes surrounding the the region. There's plenty of rest stops along the way, including campsites,some cabins and access to B&Bs along the route. The trail takes approximately 10 days to complete but can be broken up into shorter overnight trips and even day trips as there are many access points to the trail. The trail also includes a section that is wheelchair accessible, one of the few trails of its kind anywhere.
For more information and detailed maps it is recommended that you drop by the Visitor Infocentre at 4690 Marine Avenue in Powell River or call them at 604-485-4701 or toll free at 1-877-817-8669.
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Posted By: Maggie.Woo
- Thu Jul 02 14:01:25 UTC 2015
I'm trying to plan out a short trip around the southern portion of the Sunshine Coast trail from Lang Bay to Saltery Bay (or reverse? which is better?) and I was wondering if anyone has a link to a good map/their GPS coordinates of the hike. Since I won't be passing through Powell River, I won't be going though the tourism office there which I heard gives out maps. Are the trails pretty easy to follow? I've been reading through blogs of the trip and it seems like people wander off the trail quite often!
Also, quick question, what is the best part of the trail to hike?
Cheers, Maggie ANSWERS are in this forum: Sunshine Coast trail map and a couple other questions
Posted By: waverider
- Sat Aug 21 23:28:36 UTC 2004
UpsideI just walked the first 2 days of this beautiful trail that offers spectacular views of surrounding inlets, forest walking, food camping and excellent trail maintenance Downsidenow I am hooked and want to walk the rest this 180 km trail
Posted By: triplight
- Sat Sep 20 04:53:34 UTC 2003
CommentDon't let the 180km distance worry you -- the Sunshine Coast Trail has dozens of access points and can be easily broken up into day trips or even 4-hour jaunts. A warning; once you walk a part of the SCT, you start wanting to walk the whole thing. It's the ribbon that ties all these disparate wilderness areas together, and like a collector you just have to see them all...